Celebrating 14 Years of Marriage at the Ivory Tower


It’s only appropriate that the traditional wedding anniversary gift for 14 years of marriage is ivory. For this year, we will be celebrating at the office together. Refuge.  Respite.  Asylum.  Escape.  My workplace. I love my job and I love being in the office. It’s quiet, cozy, warmly lit with household table lamps and often … Continue reading

Behold The Superpower of the Father-Daughter Bond


After years of being the top nurturer, playmate, errand co-pilot and snuggler to our little person of Earth, Supermom has been overtaken. The weapon is more powerful than kryptonite or a magic lasso. Few would ever suspect that an unassuming dad who is regularly dressed in a business suit and loafers or a t-shirt and … Continue reading

The Godfather Gardner


“Hey honey, let me show you how much I love you by placing this Deadly Nightshade behind your ear.” That was the message when my better-half made a romantic gesture by putting what he thought was a lilac in my hair.  Only the lilac turned out to be a poisonous weed named Atropa Belladonna from … Continue reading

Flashing the Congregation with Some Hot Cross Buns


“Hey mom, is that your wedding dress?” That’s the question I got this morning from my young daughter who has rarely seen me wear a dress. Quite simply, because I don’t like to wear dresses. Fifty years, a nine-month stint carrying a human being inside of me and several hundred varicose veins later, my pegs … Continue reading

Ditching The Fitch


“I like a woman with some meat on her bones because she knows how to cook and have fun!” While I can’t remember exactly where I heard that quote, I can tell you who didn’t say it – Mike Jeffries, CEO of retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch. It seems yet another clothing store is discriminating against … Continue reading

Orthotics, The Other Glass Slipper


“I didn’t marry you for your feet.” Obviously, that quote is attributed to a breast man or an ass man. Let’s just say that New York Jet’s coach, Rex Ryan would not have asked for my hand, or rather my foot in marriage. Fred Flintstone feet is the most popular keyword phrase generating search engine … Continue reading

We Tied One On For Valentine’s Day


Cupid trades in his signature diaper for a pink necktie at our house on Valentine’s Day. Thank heavens for little girls and the establishment of this awesome yearly tradition that keeps one little girl’s father in Pinkatastic work wear all year long. Giving a necktie as a Valentine’s Day gift is very practical and a … Continue reading

Channeling My Inner Mrs. Potato Head


Lately, I can’t get enough potatoes. If the spuds are mashed, shredded, fried, baked, scalloped or boiled…bring them on! As a matter of fact, I’m spending a lot of time in my pantry contemplating life over a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips.  Ahhh, to be Mrs. Arthur Treacher. I find potatoes are an … Continue reading